Friday, November 30, 2007

Grant of the Week: HP Technology for Teaching

The HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative supports "the innovative use of mobile technology in K-16 education."

According to their website, "In 2008, HP will award nearly $7 million in cash and equipment to K-12 schools in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and to colleges and universities throughout North America (Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.)."

Deadline for submitting proposals: Thursday February 14, 2008, 5 p.m. (Pacific time)

More information regarding eligibility can be found online at:

For complete information regarding this program, visit:

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Grant of the Week: Talbots Women's Scholarship

Talbots will be awarding 50 $1,000 scholarships and 5 $10,000 scholarships to women currently seeking undergraduate degrees who earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago. Scholarship awards are based primarily on financial need and previous achievements.

The postmark deadline for applications is January 2, 2008, or until the first 1,000 eligible applications have been received, whichever is earlier.

To get more information - or to download an application - visit:

Friday, November 16, 2007

Grant of the Week: Young Men at Risk

This world-wide competition "presented by Ashoka's Changemakers in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation," is aimed at "identifying the most innovative approaches to helping a generation of young people around the world fulfill their potential and become healthy, successful adults."

"...A major focus of this competition is reducing health disparities, and improving the health of disadvantaged populations."

Changemakers invites you "to participate in this unique competition by sharing your innovative approach to working with young men at risk between the ages of 15 and 25."

Examples can be found at: Ashoka's Changemakers Mosaic of Solutions.

Deadline is January 23, 2008; voting begins on February 26, 2008; and winners will be announced on March 11, 2008.

For more information - or to enter - visit

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

New Books, continued!

They just keep coming in...

The Complete Book of Grant Writing: Learn to Write Grants Like a Professional by Nancy Burke Smith and Gabriel Works

Branding for Nonprofits: Developing Identity with Integrity by DK Holland

The Five Strategies for Fundraising Success: A Mission-Based Guide to Achieving Your Goals by Mal Warwick.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Grant of the Week:

The Mix It Up Grant Program from and the Southern Poverty Law Center is accepting applications.

"Have a great idea about how to challenge social boundaries and bring down the walls that divide your school?" wants to help. They are awarding "$500 grants to support youth-directed programs and projects that address social boundaries in schools or communities."


*Youth must serve as decision-makers in the project. Ideally, the project is created and implemented by youth.
* Projects must promote collaboration across social boundaries — different youth groups, clubs or community groups working together.
* The project or program should be a part of an ongoing effort, or an effort that's just getting started, but will continue.
* Grants are non-renewable.

Deadline: OPEN

For more information and to download an application, visit

Friday, November 2, 2007

New Books for November

How to Evaluate and Improve Your Grants Effort, 2nd Ed. by David G. Bauer - Series on Higher Education

Research Proposals: A Guide to Success, 3rd. Edition by Thomas E. Ogden & Israel Goldberg

Exposing the Elephants: Creating Exceptional Nonprofits by Pamela J. Wilcox

Grant of the Week: Community Caring Grants

Alltel Wireless is seeking applications for its Community Caring Grants to "fund community projects by eligible Wisconsin nonprofit organizations."

"One-time grants for up to $5,000 will be awarded. The primary focus of the grants will be education, but organizations that improve the quality of life via health initiatives, arts, culture and economic development are also eligible."

Applications are due by November 26, 2007.

"Awards will be granted in communities served by Alltel Wireless, which include most of the geographic areas of the state but not some larger cities, such as Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and Wausau."

"For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit a local Alltel Wireless store in your community, or send a request for information by e-mail to"